Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has sensationally claimed that he loves Liverpool and admits the club “did a lot” for him, during a live stream on Instagram.
The England international was asked whether he would re-join for the Reds one day – he completely side-stepped the question and said that he has an undying love for his former club.
“Would I ever go back to Liverpool? To be honest with you I love Liverpool,” he said in the video (via the Daily Mail). “Don’t get it twisted, they are always in my heart. It’s a team that done a lot for me growing up so…”
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Sterling joined City in 2015 for £49million and has been almost-universally disliked by Liverpool fans since. It’s the manner in which he left the club that rubbed supporters up the wrong way though.
The forward joined us as a 15-year-old from QPR and worked his way through the ranks, before breaking into the first team at Anfield.
Ahead of his infamous transfer, the winger publicly confirmed he’d rejected a new contract from Liverpool and later asked to be left out of a pre-season tour.
As expected, supporters have taken to Twitter to react to Sterling’s latest quotes in which he proclaimed his “love” for the Reds. Take a look at some of the posts below:
— Putra Septiadi (@putraseptiadii) March 24, 2020
Suarez, Coutinho and now Sterling. There is something special at Liverpool thats not replicated else where. But they all left on bad notes so wont be welcomed back.
— Harpz (@SinghIsLFC) March 24, 2020
Absolutely..I'd have him sanitizing all the seats in the ground and every facility in the stadium on £500 a week 👍🏼
— Bobby Bayliss (@baylo1787) March 24, 2020
— David McCarthy (@daveymac89) March 24, 2020
Not a hope. He is a snake.
— David Maher (@Dots501) March 24, 2020
We need players willing to push the train, not jump on it. He is a prime example of the latter. No thanks!
— C. Andersson (@Kylienkettu) March 24, 2020
— Aadam (@24aadam) March 24, 2020
He bite the hand that feed him
— Bingo bongo (@Darren62729596) March 24, 2020
Pfftt.. Opportunistic at best. Nah.
— damiandytto (@damiandytto) March 24, 2020
We don't want you
— MarcoPOLOL (@marco_polol) March 24, 2020
Last year he said “I don’t want Liverpool to win the league, I don’t think anybody does”, that little pimpey snake can stay away.
— George 🔴 (@SeventySixRole) March 24, 2020